Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot

Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot

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by Andrea Leininger, Bruce Leininger
     
 

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This is the story of James Leininger, who-- a little more than two weeks after his second birthday-- began having blood-curdling nightmares that just would not stop. When James began screaming out recurring phrases like, "Plane on fire! Little man can't get out!" the Leiningers finally admitted that they truly had to take notice.

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This is the story of James Leininger, who-- a little more than two weeks after his second birthday-- began having blood-curdling nightmares that just would not stop. When James began screaming out recurring phrases like, "Plane on fire! Little man can't get out!" the Leiningers finally admitted that they truly had to take notice.

When details of planes and war tragedies no two-year-old boy could know continued-- even in stark daylight-- Bruce and Andrea Leininger began to realize that this was an incredible situation. SOUL SURVIVOR is the story of how the Leiningers pieced together what their son was communicating and eventually discovered that he was reliving the past life of World War II fighter pilot James Huston. As Bruce Leininger struggled to understand what was happening to his son, he also uncovered details of James Huston's life-- and death-- as a pilot that will fascinate military buffs everywhere.

In SOUL SURVIVOR, we are taken for a gripping ride as the Leiningers' belief system is shaken to the core, and both of these families come to know a little boy who, against all odds and even in the face of true skeptics, harbors the soul of this man who died long ago.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446550840
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
06/05/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
148,587
File size:
678 KB

Meet the Author

Bruce and Andrea Leininger, James' parents, live in Louisiana with their son James, who is now nine years old.

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Soul Survivor 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is another wonderful book about the truth of the soul. It is a good example of why people should know the truth so that they can actually listen to their children when they have something important to tell adults and know what to do about it. Religions often deny the truth of reincarnation. Children are not a "brand new soul" and come into our lives with experiences from their other lives. We need to listen. The parents of James listened. An absolutely awesome book about how a young child taught a valuable lesson to his family, and also helped heal his own soul.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being raised strict Catholic, the idea of reincarnation such as this would have been unthinkable. As I've aged, things are no longer just black & white. Why does the exploration of this idea threaten? Most cultures of the world believe in an afterlife of some sort. I literally couldn't put this book down! There are so many "Oh my gosh!" moments. It's absolutely fascinating and thrilling to the very last page. The boy's father had, all along, been the biggest skeptic of all. I find it thoroughly convincing,--but even if you don't---it's a fantastic read!
Faith2Day More than 1 year ago
The people had no clue that such things actually occur in real life, that have anything to do with the after life. I don't know how people can still be skeptics after reading this book. No one will be more of a skeptic than the childs father who was living it and was still a disbeliever. You will have to read it for yourself to see if you really can believe that this can happen. They worked with well known people. Take off your blinders and see with new eyes the real world around you if you dare.
Teresa2575 More than 1 year ago
Soul Survivor is the most compelling, riveting, and emotion provoking stories regarding reincarnation. I felt so drawn into each chapter, waiting for the next piece of evidence to appear. The book was well written, accounting for each factor that was pertinent. If you are not a believer, it makes for good entertainment if you have an interest in military/war stories. I did not believe one way or the other before reading this book, however, it has persuaded me to think further into the possibilities of reincarnation. I am convinced that young James has had an extradinary experience, in which many cannot understand or comprehend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I opened this book, I couldn't put it down! I have recommended it to countless friends as an intriguing read. It is certainly thought-provoking.
rhg440 More than 1 year ago
Great story that makes you think about life after death in a different light.
behonest47 More than 1 year ago
I just finished one of my favorite books "soul survivor". I too had a young son who is now 43 that had I thought, NUTTY nighmares,that could not be explained, They are still very vivid in my mind. Well this book answered some of my questions. We always believed that he was in WWII. But he told me the other day when I was discussing the book with him "Mom I know you thought I was a soldier who was getting shot at, well I was just a civilian" My reply was just a simple I know,Of course at that time we wanted to think he was a hero in the war. I highly recommend this book to every one that has been in the military,and those that honor them.
OneSoul-ManyFaces More than 1 year ago
This book although slow to start, pulls you in and somehow keeps your hands compelled to turn the pages to find out just one more piece of information, one more part of the puzzle before you put it down. But you can't put it down it is so compelling that I as a non reader finished the book in two days. I was fasinated to the extent of the father hell bent on proving all this a hoax or other logicly explained rational ending to this remarkable story. The fact that there are too many people involved, too many eye witness accounts and too much evidence to be a hoax makes this account of a reincarnated WW2 Pilot, his sister, and ship mates along with the factual accounts of a little boy give credibility for one hell of a good argument. Read this then decide for yourself, but keep this in mind: How could he have known otherwise. This book is worth every dollar that I spent for the hard back edition and now I am buying the EBOOK to share with others as I bring it up in conversation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was amazing and believable. I enjoyed each characters' opinions on the reincarnation factor, making it more real-life. Would recommend reading, even if you don't consider yourself a believer in reincarnation.
acadiaranger More than 1 year ago
Whether you believe in reincarnation or not, this book is a page turner. I found the story one of mystery, compassion, and insight. Both parents and World War II buffs will appreciate the efforts of all involved to bring peace to one family and compassion with understanding to another. I thought the parents of this boy did an outstanding job in being supportive and protective of a child so young when the mystery of the boy's knowledge confounded the parents' every day life. Good book club read for discussion.
lovebooks17 More than 1 year ago
I have already passed it on to my friends.
jclaudette More than 1 year ago
This is a great story - turned several of my friends into believers of reincarnation.
gadget1126 More than 1 year ago
This book is hands down one of the best books i have ever read. You will question everything you believe about life after death. You need to read this book the hairs on my arms stood on every page. BUY IT READ IT YOU WONT BELIEVE IT..... But i do believe it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even if you don't believe in reincarnation, this book will grab you and take you on an fascinating journey. Young James knows all about WWII fighter planes and there's a reason -- he died, trapped in a fiery crash in a previous life. He's tormented by bleed though dreams, night-terrors until his parents help him connect with his old shipmates, and he goes to the site of his last life death, and pays tribute to his former life.
GAjill More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing story that i enjoyed from beginning to end. This family was couragous for sharing their story with so many skeptics among us. I was extremely moved by the story of their son and find it to be very believable and realistic! Many parts of this story were also touching and brought tears to my eyes. I would recommend this great book and child's story to everyone!
Cambrialover More than 1 year ago
Moving story, told simply. Loved James's words and descriptions, particularly the retelling in small doses of his heavenly visit. Wish there were more...but what we didn't need so much of were the focus and praise for Bruce, his faith, his illnesses, etc. I remember the ABC Primetime piece; the basic story was remarkable. Sadly, the book didn't provide many more details.
Dmoadus More than 1 year ago
A very well written book that offers the tantalizing prospect that there might be more to life than what we commonly believe. Yet does it without stepping outside of Christian beliefs.
Medium_Laura More than 1 year ago
I have always believed in the theory of reincarnation, that isn't why I decided to pick up this book. What drew me to it was that James, the young boy who was having nightmares of a past life, was only a mere 2 year old. This book is extremely well written, the information about the members of the Natoma and their dead. Not only is this a story about life, death and rebirth; but it historically reminds us of the selfless acts that many young American boys performed to ensue our freedom. Get this book. If you are like me, you won't put it down. I read it in one day.
jujubeesbooks More than 1 year ago
The down side of this book is that I did not care for the author's writing style and it took over 60 pages before I got into the actual "meat" of this family's story. Other's who are more into reading for shear entertainment (as apposed to education) will enjoy this piece.
Stonepower More than 1 year ago
The compelling story of James Leininger's past life recall is right on target with the way the soul encodes unresolved trauma from previous lifetimes. The nightmares began when little James was only two years old, screaming out at night, "Plane on fire! Little man can't get out! " Night after night he relived the trauma of the death of American fighter pilot James M. Huston, Jr., shot down in World War II in 1945 in the battle for Iwo Jima. Co-author Bruce Leininger researched the information his little son was giving, desperately trying to disprove the theory of reincarnation; however, in the end, the overwhelming evidence he found convinced him that reincarnation was real and the "invisible roots" of his son's nightmares were his past life trauma. Bruce and his wife Andrea lovingly guided their son through a healing process that finally released his nightmares. Now the new field of Energy Psychology gives us power tools to heal our past life trauma even faster! To find out more, see my YouTube commentary at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TlXsyetiM4 Barbara Stone, PhD, author of Invisible Roots: How Healing Past Life Trauma Can Liberate Your Present
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is truly a fascinating story. I found it very difficult to put down once I started reading it. The foreword by Carol Bowman does an excellent job of giving you a perspective on the phenomenon of "spontaneous memories" in young children and the research that has been done on this subject. The pictures help you form a bond with the young men who fought for our freedom in the Pacific theater of WWII.
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